Cookbook Reviews: Global Eats

New Cookbooks Explore China, India & the Mediterranean.
Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Artisan, 2008; $40) Make a large plate of Dai Carrot Salad (a small plate will not be enough) and lose yourself in Alford and Duguid’s cookbook/personal travelogue covering their journeys through the outer regions of China. The acclaimed authors of Hot Sour Salty Sweet have again brought unfamiliar territory to life. 660 Curries By Raghavan Iyer (Workman Publishing, 2008; $22.95) EatingWell contributor Raghavan Iyer’s hefty curry cookbook is a welcome guide to Indian cooking. Our Test Kitchen staff gobbled up Stuffed Potato Shells and Salt-Crusted Grilled Flatbread. Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings By Joyce Goldstein (W.W. Norton, 2008; $30) Pick up Goldstein’s newest book to learn the ins and outs of great salad making, then cook your way through this arsenal of amazing Mediterranean recipes. The EatingWell staff practically fought over Turkish Eggplant Puree with Yogurt Dressing and Walnuts.